Kelty Child Carriers – The New Kelty Pathfinder & Kelty Journey

The new and improved Kelty Child Carriers are here!

Pathfinder 3.0 Kelty Child Carriers

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier – Evergreen

The Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 and the Kelty Journey 2.0 are the latest designs from Kelty. They are the new and improved versions of the ever popular FC 3.0 and 2.0 Kelty Child Carriers. They offer all of the same favorite features that we’ve come to love, with a few bonus features that will make our long walks through the park or over-nighters on the trail that much more enjoyable.

Favorite Features

These two new Kelty Child Carriers still offer all of the same favorites, like the auto-deploy kickstand, height adjustable seat, and V-Bar structured cockpit, also known as the roll-cage. They still have the same sophisticated suspension systems that can carry up to 50 pounds, including both your child and gear. Both Kelty Child Carriers also come with Kelty’s signature rain/sun hood. You still get the sliding torso-adjuster, contoured waist belt with double padding and mesh lining, as well as the curved, thermo-formed shoulder straps and back panel. So, what’s new?

Journey 2.0 Kelty Child Carriers

Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Carrier – Rio Red


First of all, these two Kelty Child Carriers offer an improved child safety harness. They’ve added buckles for the shoulder straps that un-clip at the chest, and easy access leg loops the buckle over the legs.

Both of the new Kelty Child Carriers also offer hydration pack storage for camelbaks, and they both come with a mesh water bottle pocket on the waist belt for easy access.

Both also come with all the same storage, except that the Pathfinder 3.0 offers a zip off daypack with two zippered pockets of its own, and two mesh water bottle pockets on the sides.


You’d think that will all of the added features, these two new Kelty Child Carriers would cost a lot more, but they don’t. In fact, both the Pathfinder 3.0 and the Journey 2.0 only cost about $30 dollars more than the previous designs.

The Pathfinder 3.0 does cost about $50 dollars more than the Journey 2.0, but that’s because you get the zip-off day pack and removable changing pad.

Amazon seems to be the best place to get the new Kelty Child Carriers, and both are currently on sale. I’ve listed today’s sale prices below. Click the links to get the most current sale price.

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 – Reg. $279.95, on SALE for $224.96

Kelty Journey 2.0 – Reg. $229.95, on SALE for $154.95

For a full list of features and video demonstrations check out the full reviews listed below.

Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Review

Kelty Journey 2.0 Review


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